Monday, November 30, 2020

Letters to the Editor

Send a postcard

To the Editor: I am a fifth-grade student studying the United States. To find out as much as we can, my class and I are trying to collect as many postcards from around the country...

Hugs, kisses, and kind words

To the Editor: I would like to thank so many people that helped me and my family during a very difficult time. Thanks to all those who came by dropped off food, called, and sent...

Corporate gangsters

To the Editor: Bush and Cheney are corporate gangsters. They piloted government domestic and foreign policy for the benefit of corporations. They killed more Americans than the 9/11 terrorists, in a bogus war in Iraq...

War is the question

To the Editor: A few words to Peter Colt Josephs (Letters, Jan. 15): War does not determine who is right - only who is left. Vivienne Perry Vineyard Haven

SSA gift cards are “no good here”

To the Editor: I was given a Steamship Authority gift card for Christmas this year (a thoughtful and practical gift) and have tried to use it on two occasions, but both times it was not...

Enough with the aggression

To the Editor: While bombs fell on the streets and homes of Gaza, it was ironic to see photos of our very own Vineyard SWAT team. I'm so relieved - the deer in my garden...

SWAT fear

To the Editor: Osama's not in Pakistan, Although Fox News tells you so. Is he in Iraq? In Iran? He may be on our island, but have no fear. Island SWAT is here, with big...

Got to do it

To the Editor: The Youth Task Force appreciates the position of reader Megan Klein, in her letter titled, "Bad timing," published January 8. Although it does seem to be counterproductive to announce alcohol outlet compliance...

Despite the weather, thanks

To the Editor: While the weather hampered some well-laid plans for Martha's Vineyard's Last Night First Day celebration, we would like to recognize the role played by The Martha's Vineyard Times calendar section in meticulously...

Question 2 will work

To the Editor: As Question 2 is being implemented across the state, opponents just can't resist clamoring that the new law reducing penalties for adult possession of an ounce or less of marijuana will somehow...

Dour ditty

To the Editor: Here's an interesting little song I found in my old vinyl albums last week. The song was sung by the Kingston Trio and written by Sheldon Harnick in 1958. Save for the...

Guns and sneakers

To the Editor: The outgoing, twice-elected Bush/Cheney administration should be feted for its strong support of Israel, America's most reliable ally in the Middle East. Also, for reversing the old Eisenhower/Republican Middle East policy of...

Fisheries mis-management

To the Editor: Are the seiners going to steal your bait in 2009? They will if new regulations being proposed by the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries are approved. Right now the DMF is proposing to allow...

Emergency training for school personnel

To the Editor: On January 6 and 7, staff from the Martha's Vineyard Public Schools and various town officials participated in a two-day Island-wide school emergency training session presented by Graham Campbell of the Massachusetts...

Bike paths will mean longer ferry lines

To the Editor: The December 31 Martha's Vineyard Times article about the Chappy bike path controversy might lead the reader to believe that my comments, as printed, suggest that I would prefer to exclude, or...

A story and a lesson

To the Editor: One of my Christmas cards was returned to me today marked "Undeliverable." Having known the lady to whom the card had been addressed, I can only assume that she was gone. Her...

Misleading

To the Editor: The title of your Martha's Vineyard Commission energy policy article (on page 6 of your December 24 issue) misleads your readers. Admittedly, it costs about five percent more to correctly construct a...

State of our state

To the Editor: Each member in our fifth grade class is working on a project called "Parade of States." We are responsible for gathering as much information about a state as we can to help...

Bad timing

To the Editor: I find it absolutely ridiculous that an article was placed beforehand in the paper about the compliance checks. It's just like putting out a warning to all liquor stores in advance. So...

Inaccessibility

To the Editor: I was incarcerated in an airtight enclosure of approximately two an a half feet by four feet and several inches on Saturday, December 13, in Edgartown's Old Whaling Church. I was hoping...
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